The Monarch
2904m (9528ft.)

Located west of the head of the Simpson River, north of Verdant Creek and east of East Verdant Creek. on the border of Assiniboine & Kootenay parks, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 51; 03; 05 Longitude 115; 35; 55, Topo map 82O/04


Named by Interprovincial Boundary Survey in 1915. The mountain is the dominant one in the area of Simpson Pass. It is not particularly high but is most impressive partly because it rises on all sides from fairly low elevations. Official name. Other names Massive; Monarch Mountain

First ascended in 1913 by Interprovincial Boundary Commission

Photo: Looking south-southwest to The Monarch from near Simpson Pass (courtesy Alan Kane)
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Other Information
Photo: Looking south along Monarch Ramparts to The Monarch from Healy Pass (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)

In the report of the Interprovincial Boundary Survey by Arthur O. Wheeler and Richard Cautley the mountain is referred to in the discussion of Simpson Pass as follows: "Southwestward the dominating feature of the pass is the fine piece of mountain architecture known as Monarch Mountain."

Monarch Mountain is located in Jasper National Park.

Monarch Ramparts is a long cliffband connected to "The Monarch."

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